Opinion based or special focus articles. Many of these may not specifically considered as “breaking news”, but of special interest nonetheless.

Mistress of Mischief

Mistress of Mischief: encourages crowd activities for WF20 online festival

https://youtu.be/O5D94YYbH3g The Mistress of Mischief and M4A invite you to be part of the action this WinterFest'20,...
DevilSpeak DeWet 2017 by Christopher Tatzreither

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Noobs

Johannesburg, South Africa: One of my most favourite experiences as a Metal fan is when you discover something deliciously new on the scene. The...

Photo Essay: Lamb of God, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lamb of God tore South Africa a new one last week and while some of us are still reeling, others want to do it all again (and again and again and again...). Unfortunately we can't get Lamb of God to stay, but we can offer you this great photo essay of the band's Johannesburg performance, courtesy of David "Devo" Oosthuizen.

Mind Assault: new album art, new face on stage

Cape Town, South Africa: more than fifteen years and Mind Assault still has a few tricks up...
Deitys Muse 2017

The SAMMA Scripts: some more of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: We continue our genre journey for the South African Metal Music Awards by looking at the remaining three categories. This...
SummerFest'21 Artwork Preview

SummerFest’21: how it’ll be done

SummerFest'21 artwork created by Luke Stroebel Cape Town, South Africa: at M4A we're ready to share our plan...
Zombies Ate My Girlfriend 2017 Witchfest JHB: image courtesy of Christelle Duvenage

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: Battle of the Genres

Johannesburg, South Africa: it is always interesting when the different metal genre nominations come out for the SAMMAs and this year was no exception....
The Freakquency Transmission 2018 M4A

The Freakquency Transmission: celebrate freak culture

Johannesburg, South Africa: do not feed the carnies, beware of the freaks, do not look the belly dancers in the eye! Good Friday indeed, as...

The Black Dahlia Murder: Bandchat with Nate

Ramfest 2020 is a little over a month away. The alternative music festival has been on the steady incline since its reincarnation...
The Fallen Prophets 2016 press picture

The SAMMA Scripts: some of the best

Johannesburg, South Africa: Following on from an introduction to the Top Newcomers to the SA Metal Scene, let’s take the opportunity to get to...